Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Inhofe Applauds Trump Directive to Aid Northwest Oklahoma Following Devastating Wildfires

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 16:16:55 CDT

Inhofe Applauds Trump Directive to Aid Northwest Oklahoma Following Devastating Wildfires US Sen. Jim Inhofe , today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) action in response to a directive from President Trump authorizing emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. According to an announcement from USDA Acting Deputy Secretary, Michael L. Young, USDA has authorized the emergency grazing of cattle by ranchers who are facing the ruination of their herds due to lack of sufficient grazing land. The authorization is pursuant to appropriate restrictions and conservation measures, which can be found in the Acting Deputy Secretary’s memorandum here.



“I applaud President Trump and the USDA for authorizing CRP land to be available for grazing,” Inhofe said. “Cattleman and ranchers in northwest Oklahoma have faced devastating losses over the past several weeks as a result of wildfires ravaging the area; this measure allows folks to move their herds to land that has not been badly burned. Across the state an estimated 630,000 acres of land have been burned resulting in a loss of more than 3,000 head of cattle. The fires have had and will continue to have a detrimental effect on the Oklahoma economy but today’s executive directive will allow these important industries to begin rebuilding.”



Charlie Swanson, president of the Oklahoma’s Cattlemen’s Association praised the directive:



"The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) is extremely grateful for the opening of CRP acres for emergency grazing. The wildfires have been devastating to family cattle ranchers in northwest Oklahoma. This common sense move by President Trump's administration recognizes the importance of conservation acres working in a cooperative beneficial manner with the families that raise our food. OCA also extends our appreciation to Sen. Inhofe's office for championing this important issue elevating especially since the wildfires of early March."



Tom Buchanan, president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau also applauded the directive:



“The Oklahoma Farm Bureau has stood by the farmers, ranchers, and rural residents impacted by the devastating wildfires in Oklahoma. I am proud to say that President Trump is standing by them too with his decision to allow grazing on CRP lands during this emergency. While there is no silver bullet, this action will go a long way to providing the immediate relief and support Oklahomans need to recover and rebuild from this disaster.”



Source - The Office of Sen. Jim Inhofe




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Farm Bureau's All-American July 4th Cookout Survey Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:09:49 CDT
  • Oklahoma Farm Bureau Honors State Legislators with 100 Percent Voting Record During 2017 Session  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:01:46 CDT
  • Crop Conditions Drop Slightly in Latest USDA Crop Progress Report, While Summer Planting Wraps Up  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:52:53 CDT
  • Oklahomans Poised to Plant Largest Cotton Crop This Year Since the 1980s, Thanks to New Technologies  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:13:39 CDT
  • White Wheat Availability Becomes Focus of Discussions During African Trade Team Visit to Oklahoma  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:40:53 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:45:00 CDT
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:39:49 CDT
  • Monday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:35:40 CDT

  • More Headlines...

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2017 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI